Man’s murder trial moved to Spokane
The third murder trial for Vicente Ruiz is being moved from Franklin County to Spokane County.
Franklin County Superior Court Judge Cameron Mitchell earlier granted a change of venue for Ruiz, accused of shooting six men inside a Pasco body shop in 1987, killing five and wounding one. Attorneys for Ruiz, 45, say he can’t get a fair trial in Franklin County because of publicity.
On Friday, Mitchell said Spokane County had the time and space for the trial, which is to start Nov. 9.
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